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Balun-Canan () – Rosario Castellanos. I didn’t find this text on the blog, ooops on me if it’s already been posted on This website looks. Balun Canan has ratings and 68 reviews. The title of this work means seven stars, the Mayan name for what is today Comitan, Chiapas. The town, an. Abstract: This article analyzes in the novel Balun Canan by Rosario Castellanos the pain caused by the persistence of neocolonialism in the Comitan region of.

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And these anxieties are what gradually gives the novel shape, for it turns out that we are in a time of transition: With the state and the law apparently on their side, farmworkers and servants are less likely to casteklanos so docile.

But it is in the countryside where the new balance of forces is most evident.

The weather is against them, and a local village refuses to give them shelter. They have to ford a river in flood, and then Ernesto shoots a deer, in defiance or ignorance of native custom.

In short, the prospects are ominous, and even the fiesta to welcome the family to their estate is tinged with suspicion and threat: And so, from cwstellanos to worse as the local people make unprecedented demands on the owners of the manor house, demands that are now backed up by the state in the person of a visiting agrarian inspector.


That they were the ones who owned the property, that they had no obligation to work for anyone else. Ernesto, for instance, is a loose cannon who is not entirely to be trusted however much he fantasizes himself as a potential heir or even saviour of the family fortunes. She herself was raised in poverty, so senses how much she has at stake in the struggle to maintain the social divide between white and indigenous, landowner and peon.

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No wonder perhaps that it is she who most powerfully and venomously articulates both the racism and the sexism that structure and purportedly justify it. She is determined, moreover, that all this should be passed on to her younger child and only son, Mario. The same goes for Ernesto, a similarly complex character whose struggle with his own illegitimacy and uncertain social standing the novel takes pains to delineate without ever asking us to absolve him for his stupidity or his cruelty. Guided often by the most marginal members of a corrupt and hitherto complacent local aristocracy, we chart their decline with empathy but not a trace of nostalgia or absolution.


The novel enjoins us neither to forget their humanity nor to forgive the castellwnos of the system to which they are indebted.

Gracias por clarificar sobre la importancia de Mario y la herencia.

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